This program will introduce young storytellers to local filmmakers, film industry professionals, and other members of the SFFILM Community to provide strategy and guidance towards possible paths forward in the industry.
What is the Youth FilmHouse Residency?
SFFILM Education’s Youth FilmHouse Residency, in partnership with SFFILM Makers, is an annual program that begins in the Fall semester for Bay Area students grades 9–12 who identify themselves as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC) and are excited to explore careers in film and filmmaking. Throughout the residency, students will engage with SFFILM Makers residents, SFFILM staff in other departments, film industry professionals, and a dynamic curriculum that balances practical skills like production strategy and technique along with trainings, panels, and lectures that highlight industry knowledge and possible career paths through our artist network. As Youth FilmHouse residents embark on the next stage of their artistic endeavors, we will ensure they are folded into the Makers community. By the end of this residency, each student should have a realistic action plan to immediately begin their film career in keeping with their own artistic voice.
Ten sessions will take place starting Saturday, September 30, 2023. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
The Youth FilmHouse Residency offers a stipend of $400 to each resident. Along with building upon filmmaking skills and meeting a cohort of peers and professional industry contacts, added benefits include a scholarship to Youth Filmmakers Camp, tickets to the SFFILM Festival, and a complimentary SFFILM Membership. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to pre-screen the Youth Works Category submissions for the SFFILM Festival. To learn more about past Youth FilmHouse Residents check out this Q&A with last years session attendees.
Applications are currently closed for the SFFILM Youth FilmHouse Residency. For any questions please contact Education Manager Soph Schultz Rocha at email@example.com.